Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal

Brisbane City Council has announced a new ferry terminal will be constructed at the Howard Smith Wharves Precinct.

Project summary

Project summary table including address, ward, project outcome and latest news.

Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane CBD


Central Ward

Project outcome

The Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal will further enhance the ferry network and provide new access opportunities for residents and visitors to Howard Smith Wharves.

Latest news

Council released the construction tender mid-February 2020

About the project

Council will design and construct a new ferry terminal as a priority to support the busy Howard Smith Wharves precinct, ensuring residents and visitors have easy access to this newly developed public space via Brisbane's world-class ferry network.

The new Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal will also provide connectivity to the New Farm Riverwalk and surrounding suburbs such as Fortitude Valley and Kangaroo Point via the Story Bridge.

Council undertook river-based geotechnical investigations at the proposed ferry terminal location in April 2019.

Council and the Howard Smith Wharves Consortium have worked in collaboration throughout the year to finalise a location for the terminal that works with the precinct as a whole. The new terminal will be positioned adjacent to the Rivershed building.

The Howard Smith Wharves terminal will be funded by Council, with a contribution from the Howard Smith Wharves Consortium.

The Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal is anticipated to initially service CityFerry services, enhancing Council's existing ferry network and access for residents and visitors to this new public space.

Project timing

Council lodged the development application for the project on Friday 13 December 2019, with construction anticipated to commence onsite in late 2020.

Council released the construction tender for the Howard Smith Wharves and South Bank ferry terminal projects in mid-February 2020.

Council is committed to keeping the community updated about the project. Further information about the terminal design and timing of construction will be provided as the project progresses.

More information

If you would like to provide comments or ask questions about the Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Ferry Infrastructure team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001.
Last updated:18 February 2020
Topics: ferry